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under the bridge weeks ago and caltran spokesman said that it is to keep the birds from nesting there during construction. >> if it is nesting season you have to do egg can you to make sure the birds do not nest in a construction area. it is for the protection of the birds. >> but the swallows have been getting in through gaps and getting tangled and dying in the nets. >> it is heartbreaking. >> she started see the dead birds on sunday and called those involved on monday. >> no one returned any calls. tuesday it was the same thing. more dead birds. wednesday, of course, the same thing, even more dead birds. >> she thinks the nets should be removed in favor of an alternate method. >> one involved sheeting. another involved a silicon-based paint. nonlethal methods. >> caltran has a solution. >> the land is, we are ordering different type of net. we have been installing that. it is heavier duty and more visible. in the meantime we are closing the gap. >> san francisco caltran expects to have all the nets fixed by monday. in the meantime all the birds dying will be documented. >> so
. cal-trans criticized the bridge contractor. for rushing the test schedule. and delivering products that did not meet specifications. this information comes as engineers try to determine what caused dozens of metal rods -- like this one-- to snap, earlier this year. the parts are meant to keep the bridge safe during an earthquake. cal-trans is still working on a fix. it's not known if the bridge's planned labor day opening will be affected. >> pam: the u-s senate blocked a proposal to expand background checks on gun sales. the plan failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass. families petition to the leaders with the unspeakable gregrief not just the children that were perished. 90 percent of the democrats voted for that. but it is not going to happen. sparking anger from the president and others. and disappointment from the parents of the school children who were massacred last winter in newtown, connecticut. >> pam: congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who was severely injured in gun violence, also stood by the president's side. tonight she is quoted as being "furious" the measure did
and i hope everyone will take time to go check it out. >> yes. still to come here tonight why caltrans was concerned five years ago about the bolt that's snapped. >> a court decision on a marin county mobile home park we've been reporting on that could have impact on rent control laws throughout california. >> a man is charged for two seats instead of one then told he can't get the money back. is that fair? >> later tonight goldman awards how a teacher turned a grade school recycle prog jekt into a prize winning >>> new questions tonight as caltrans continues to investigate the dozens of bolt that's failed on the new eastern span. many in places they cannot be replaced. here is abc 7 news with the very late yeast caltrans memo for the media says it's look agent two sets of documents in its investigation. one set covers batch of 96 that included the 32 broken ones delivered in 2008. the second covers another batch of 192 bolts delivered in 2010. the sacramento bee reports bolts delivered in 2010 failed testing at the transportation department lab records cover everything. the supplier w
by caltran. i can tell you that a few days ago that were having problems with the sign and that it was not clearing. the golden gate bridge we are looking at no delays and it is a small ride 41 01 southbound.41 01 southbound. >> 40 minutes from hercules to berkeley and no delays for westbound 24. we are looking at a pretty good ride for the commute on 880 northbound. a quick check from transit shows the there are no delays for bart or ac transit. >> a scare on capitol hill. someone sent a letter to mississippi senator roger wicker that contained a deadly poison. at the center and his staff are okay, the letter was intercepted by an offside screening center. investigators say that it tested positive for ricin, a highly toxic substance. experts say that an amount the size of a grain of rice is enough to kill any adult. senator weicker has been assigned a protective detail. >> a deadly meningitis strain has killed two men in southern california. health authorities believe this one is spread through intimate contact. meningitis causes swelling in the brain and is considered
:30... >> on treasure i'll yanld, caltrans dumtz showed the agency ordered tests on broken bolts five years ago but the tests were never done. the story is coming up. >> and michael finney will answer your questions live here later, you can contact michael on facebook.com/michael finney abc 7. >> and taking a look live now at the san francisco sky way. traffic very heavy in both directions. particularly slow for drivers on the left-hand side creeping towards the bay bridge and folks on the right hand side of the screen making their way south and beyond. abc 7 news >>> a san mateo county marriage be hailed a hero for getting a family out a burning house. the man getting ready for work. he heard his car alarm go off. he went outside ask saw his suv engulfed in flames and the fire spread to the garage. he ran back inside of the house, woke up his family. his wife and all nine kids were able tos escape unharmed. investigators still have not determined what cause that had vehicle to catch fire. >> microsoft signed paitent deal with one of apple's biggest suppliers and the samsung sfon slated to hit
safety. 20 years ago with the help of senator cobb at the time we were able to have caltrans look at the area. the traffic engineer said at the time there is nothing wrong with this. now take a look. slope boulevard is one stretch in san francisco that is a mile long with no stop light or controls of any kind. even brotherhood way has lights now. they didn't before. sloat is a speed way period. and tragedyically a lot of the focus is because of the young lady that was killed a few months ago and it was an unnecessary death and what is going on sloat is unnecessary. caltrans came in in 2011-2012 to repave or restripe sloat boulevard thinking this would calm things down. by their own admission, their own statistics show that the traffic pattern has been slowed by 2 miles per hour on average. there is no major change. the police department has increased enforcement out there yet there are still issues going on with slope. we have gone to public works. we have worked with them and kate divine and megan and staff and work with the city to get the grant that the city has for i
span of the bay bridge. kron 4's charles clifford has an update. >> reporter: caltrans is saying that they suspect that an excessive amount of hydrogen may have seeped into a batch of anchor rods, making the steel brittle and eventually causing the rods to break. but the question is how did the hydrogen get into the steel? on friday caltrans released very detailed information describing the fabrication, galvanization, testing and installation of all 288 anchor rods. but there is no apparent explanation of how an excess amount of hydrogen may have gotten into the metal. the devil it seems, is in the details. there are a couple possibilities... during fabrication of the bolts the metal is heat treated or baked to make the rod's stronger. this process may have strengthen the steel, but left it vulnerable to hydrogen. also the rods are galvanized, or coated with zinc, to keep water away from the metal. poor quality galvanization may have left the steel exposed. and finally, the bolts that were broken were installed years ago, but only recently tightened down. during that time, rainwa
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leandro. blanca ---los funcionarios de "caltrans" no autorizarn la apertura del tramo hacia el este en el "bay bridge" durante el fin de semana del dia del trabajo hasta que no se investigue las causas que provocaron que varios tornillos se fracturaran. take vo ---pero no solo eso, caltrans tambien buscara una solucion para mejorar el sistema anti-sismico del puente. ---los funcionarios calificaron el fallo de los tornillos de soporte como el primer problema real que han tenido en la construccion de ese tramo del puente. ---ahora el dia de la inauguracion es incierto. cesar ---nueva pausa pero en breve, take vo ---el gobierno estadounidens e dice estar preparado para cualquier ataque de corea del norte take vo - blanca ---ademas, enterese como ven desde mexico los esfuerzos por lograr una reforma migratoria en estados unidos. take sot segment ends cesar ---segun el secretario de defensa estadounidens e, corea del norte se mueve en linea peligrosa con amenazas. vo ---chuck hagel, dijo que sus acciones y sus palabras no han ayudado a calmar la candente situacion y agrego que el regimen norc
the caltrans on ramp. and all of a sudden we've got people showing up writing checks, digging weeds, breaking rocks. so, i got a real -- we got a real experience of what it means to be in a neighborhood because we took this -- we turned into a neighborhood. that's the power of that project. so, i never anticipated it would do that. (applause) >> thank you very much. >> i just wanted to make sure everyone understood where it's located. it's located in dogpatch, small neighborhood on the bay in san francisco. (applause) >> part of district 10, supervisor cohen's district. (applause) ♪ >> certainly i'm weeding in front of my house, wait for people to show up with check. [laughter] >> get ready for that, deposit with my phone there. next is an award that i think, you know, ironically it's become one of those buzz awards for nen awards. i'll be walking down the street and have someone come up and get in my face, we're going to come back neighborhood of the year, you watch. come back neighbor of the year, it's that bcs of the nen awards. and it's my honor to introduce someone who to drone deuce t
open at the pay gates. san mateo, caltrans has a high wind advisory for 92 across the span, but no traffic delays yet, no road work. all lanes are available as you make that drive out of the east bay towards the peninsula. in the east bay, the dublin interchange, headlights are the westbound commute. still looking okay, more traffic out there making that early drive but no brake lights yet leaving livermore towards 680. we checked in on bart, bart trains are on time, no delays for muni or the cal train. >>> three people are dead from two fires in san jose, the latest at a fire on north fifth street in japantown area. two people died in a fire that started at 8:30 last night, on south daniel way near highway 17. an elderly woman was found in the home, she could not be resuscitated. later a second victim was located. the winds were a problem for the firefighters last night. embers were flying on neighbors' roofs but did not cause other homes to burn. >>> three juveniles have a court hearing this morning in connection with the alleged sexual assault of saratoga high school stu
of the first 96 bolts put in place snapped when caltran turned them. apparently hydrogen made its way into the galvanized still making the bolts brittle. but even with a bad bolts caltran says, the new span is safer than the current one. so the new bridge span might open on- time, labor day weekend. opening weekend celebration plans include a walk and bike ride across the span. and as of now, those plans have not been cancelled. >> we will be right back. please. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the new hazelnut macchiato from starbucks. crafted by hand & heart. i'm just red carpets and big spectacles. but that's only the beginning. i have more than one red carpet. i like all sorts of spectacles. from the grandiose to the impromptu... to the completely unexpected. and the most epic thrill ride this city has ever faced. transformers the ride 3d. los angeles. endlessly entertaining. start exploring at discoverlosangeles.com [ light laugh ] the tv stayed in one place... mmmmhmmmm. ...right next to the upstairs tv outlet. oh yeah. they can move the tv all over the place, even outside. gr
the bridge weeks ago. cal-trans spokesperson says it's to keep the birds from nesting there during construction nearby. >> if it's nesting season you can't, you have to do everything can you to make sure the birds don't nest in a construction area so it's for the protection of the birds. >>reporter: but over the last paw week the swallow have been getting in through gap getting tangled in the net and dying. >> it's heart breaking. >>reporter: she started seeing the gaed bird sunday and called those involved in the project monday. >> nobody returned any calls. tuesday it was the same thing. more dead bird. and then wednesday of course the same thing even more dead birds. >>reporter: she thinks the nets should be removed in favor of an alternate method. >> one of them vessels teflon sheath. another one involves silicone base paint. both of those are non-lethal methods. >>reporter: cal-trans has the solution. >> the plan is no. 1 we are ordering different type of net. we have been installing that. tv it's heavier duty and more visible but in the mean time we are also closing the
the net under the bridge weeks ago. cal-trans spokesperson says it's to keep the birds from nesting there during construction nearby. >> if it's nesting season you can't, you have to do everything can you to make sure the birds don't nest in a construction area so it's for the protection of the birds. >>reporter: but over the last pawave been getting in through gap getting tangled in the net and dying. >> it's heart breaking. >>reporter: she started seeing the gaed bird sunday and called those involved in the project monday. >> nobody returned any calls. tuesday it was the same thing. more dead bird. and then wednesday of course the same thing even more dead birds. >>reporter: she thinks the nets should be removed in favor of an alternate method. >> one of them vessels teflon sheath. another one involves silicone base paint. both of those are non-lethal methods. >>reporter: cal-trans has the solution. >> the plan is no. 1 we are ordering different type of net. we have been installing that. tv it's heavier duty and more visible but in the mean time we are also closing the gap.
boss poll and notice the net under the bridge weeks ago. cal-tran spokes spokesperson sas it's to keep the birds from nesting there during construction nearby. >> if it's nesting season you can't, you have to do everything can you to make sure the birds don't nest in a construction area so it's for the protection of the birds. >>reporter: but over the last paw week the swallow have been getting in through gap getting tangled in the net and dying. >> it's heart breaking. >>reporter: she started seeing the gaed bird sunday and called those involved in the project monday. >> nobody returned any calls. tuesday it was the same thing. more dead bird. and then wednesday of course the same thing even more dead birds. >>reporter: she thinks the nets should be removed in favor of an alternate method. >> one of them vessels teflon sheath. another one involves silicone base paint. both of those are non-lethal methods. >>reporter: cal-trans has the solution. >> the plan is no. 1 we are ordering different type of net. we have been installing that. tv it's heavier duty and more visible but in t
on the new eastern span. at this point there is still no solution. but even with data bolts caltrans says the news that is safer than the current one and so, that may go ahead and open the new bridge on time even with those bad old spirit still in place kron fours dan kerman gives us a closer look at one of the problem bolts. >> this is one of the 32 riots that have broken on the bay bridge. this is not how big the bolt is. there are larger. they range from 9 to 17 ft.. is this the snapping point is that father long? >> this is a cut. this is to show you what either end of the bolt look like. it is threaded at both ends and it looks like this the majority of the bolt. >> the break is where? >> the break is at the opposite end. it was of the other end of the robyn the bottom of the rot. it was one thread of about and that. from what we know hydrogen which causes steal to get brittle is the cause. can we see the hydrogen? >> no we cannot. that is the investigation focusing on how did an excess of hydrogen affect the steel of these rods. >> or the options? >> the options are there was an exc
clifford has an update. >> reporter: caltrans is saying they suspect an excessive amount of hydrogen seeped into the rods eventually causing them to break. the question is how did the hydrogen get into the steel. on friday, caltrans releaseddetailed information describing the fabrication, galvanization and testing of all 288 anchor rods. after scanning through the material, there's no apparent explanation for how an excess amount of hydrogen may have got into the metal. the devil it seems is in the details. there are a couple possibilities. during fabrication of the bolts, the metal is heat treated or baked to make the rods stronger. this process may have strengthened the steel, but left it vulnerable to hydrogen. the rods are galvanized or coated with zinc to keep water away from the metal. poor quality galvanization may have kept the steel exposed. the bolts broken were installed years ago but only recently tightened down. during that time, rain water may have seeped into the metal making the rods brittle. caltrans wouldn't say it any of the scenarios or some other cause led to the 32 bro
the dozens of bolts do snap. experts say a series of mistakes by caltran and the manufactureers made the bolts susceptible to rain water. this includes improperly heating the bolts beyond industry standards, making them vulnerable to corrosion. officials say it could take months to have a "fix" for the bolts. this is still no word if the problem will delay the bridge labor day opening. >> america's top diplomat is in a potential war done this morning. secretary of state john kerry arrived in south korea overnight as north korea makes threats of war. for more we go to abc7 news reporter who is live in washington, dc, with latest. >> secretary of state john kerry trip was planned before the crisis but now some are concerned that kim jong-un could try to steal the show. north korea says the missiles are on stand by with secretary of state john kerry arrived in south korea to reassure united states allies. >> the united states and the republic of contrary both want to see a peaceful korean peninsula. that means it must be free of nuclear weapons. the diplomatic push comes as rebound for
. the sacramento bee say it is caltrans flagged the company for various deficiencies in manufacturers and in paper work. the bee reports some dyson parts failed tests. nevertheless, dyson was given a contingency pass and ordered to make improvements. >>> the construction group was the lowest bidder offering just under $1 billion. however the link from mad era to fresno is expected to cost up to $1.8 million. >>> the california teachers fund is selling nearly $10 million of stocks and two gun manufacturers companies. today the california state teachers retirement company announced plans to sell shares of wesson corporation and kruger. both make guns that are illegal in california including one of the weapons used in the connecticut school shooting. >>> the republican committee held their national meeting in california and they issued their opposition to same-sex marriage. >>> jonathan winters was 87 years old. winters died last night of natural causes in his home in montecito surrounded by his family. winters performed stand up at san francisco's legendary hungry eye in the 50s before breaking into
corporation has been sited for problems in the past. the sacramento bee say it is caltrans flagged the company for various deficiencies in manufacturers and in paper work. the bee reports some dyson parts failed tests. nevertheless, dyson was given a contingency pass and ordered to make improvements. >>> the construction group was the lowest bidder offering just under $1 billion. however the link from mad era to fresno is expected to cost up to $1.8 million. >>> the california teachers fund is selling nearly $10 million of stocks and two gun manufacturers companies. today the california state teachers retirement company announced plans to sell shares of wesson corporation and kruger. both make guns that are illegal in california including one of the weapons used in the connecticut school shooting. >>> the republican committee held their national meeting in california and they issued their opposition to same-sex marriage. >>> jonathan winters was 87 years old. winters died last night of natural causes in his home in montecito surrounded by his family. winters performed stand up at san francisco
and suspects. if youly released documenteds show caltran ordered tests 4 1/2 years ago that could have revealed problems with faulty bolts for the bay bridge span that were never performed. 32 bolts on the span snapped last month when workers tightened them and the tests that were ordered this 2008 were supposed to detect cracks in 96 anchor rods but the tests were never performed after the contractor questioned whether they were required. caltran officials are uncertain if the new span will open by labor day as originally scheduled. >> at&t is offering $250,000 reward for fining the people who tampered with phone lines in the south bay. several cables were cut inside a manhole in san jose. it happened a short time after someone fired gunshots damaging a pg&e substation on monterey highway. crews choneed up -- cleaned up after. the incidents are believed connected. >> the new exploritorium is opening today. it is just gorgeous and a hub of activity. the new exploritorium is directly across the embarcardero from our abc7 news building. a cool light show at pier 15 is planned for tonight. master
be, there is no fix yet. the question is can the bridge be safer by labor day? caltran doesn't know why the bolts failed last month. they are designs on how to fix it, but haven't decided. >> it is the closest of the quarters giving us a challenge. >> the sheer key, that keeps the bridge deck on in an earthquake is the problem. >> it is simple, but because of the importance, you can't just let it partially be done and move on. >> reporter: studying the old and new bridge, he says there is no reason they can't make and install the fix in the next four-months. >> i don't see why it can't be fixed and opened in time on labor day. >> reporter: they are analyzing whether they will open it without it in place. they say the sheer key fix shouldn't interfere with finishing the bridge. it is just a matter of money. >>> oakland police have found the car involved in a fatal shooting of a south bay paramedic. they have the suspects car but are not releasing details. he was shot at a stop sign and died two-weeks later. >>> a dramatic drop in gang activity last month, a 45% from february and 67%
. cal-trans says, the new span is safer then the current one so the new bridge span might open on time. even with those bad bolts still in place. today -- kron 4's dan kerman got an up close, hands on look, at one of those problem bolts. opening weekend celebration plans include a walk and bike ride across the new span. and as of now, those plans have not been canceled. new at 11. a woman uses a stun gun to subdue a violent bart passenger in pleasant hill today. kron four's philippe djegal explains, the woman, and other passengers. prevented a bad situation from getting even worse. >> reporter: at the height of the early morning commute. bart police say as a train was approaching the pleasant hill station. this man. 30-year-old zachary mccabe. got into an on-board argument with a 62-year-old man. police say mccabe was occupying two seats. and, wouldn't let the man sit down. mccabe lost his temper and attacked the man. witnesses stepped in and pulled the two men off each other. and, that's when police say a woman used a stun gun to subdue mccabe. the altercation lasted about ten minutes
out of left field. the public safety is first caltrans should be on the other side of the street 90 of the riding fairs are on the other side of the street. you have giant street you should go down there it's 0 total chaos. so if we move the cab signs on the other side of the street and stop the cabs from poovp from the other side of the street. and all you drivers inside to go to this website car stash.com. c ar s ta c h should go for if you're a list driver or whatever you can buy a pink mustache manufactureer. i'm going to buy one today, i'm going to write like scabs or go away and on my cab just bear in mind that maybe there is a time for the mta irrespective to step in and do what the airport did this is a public safety. and lastly hoover got this money the $70 million i think that's probably more than that. and the c p u has to hear this testimony and many of that money is put in there and - >> next speaker please and. >> thank the author of the - i want to thank the security guard who runs off the limousine and they're very effective. one of my colleagues and his passenger
. >> there are new reports out this morning indicating caltrans actually ordered some tests as early as 2008 on those boatsbulletolts. 96 of these bolts were put into the bay bridge. as they were being tightened, 33 of them actually it failed, cracked. the report today they say as early as 2008 there were questions about the integrity of these bowls and the manufacturer who actually made the bolts. that was the icing co. and ohio. caltrans ashley ordered additional tests on the bolts. they wanted to make sure that they were structurally it fine. for whatever reason, those tests were not done. one-third of the 96 bullets ultimately failed. why did tests were not done is obviously part of the investigation. how're they going to fix this? last week there was a press conference addressing this. they said their engineers are working hard to come up with a fix for it. ultimately, the big question is how will it affect the bridge? how will the opening of the bridge be affected by all of this? it is scheduled haul but on labor day weekend this year. that is in jeopardy right now. the question is if we're goi
are back home. >>> cam transdid not -- caltrans did not conduct tests that could have revealed problems with the bolts that failed on the new eastern span last month. the "san francisco chronicle" reports the tests were originally ordered back in 2008. caltrans also had some quality concerns with the maker of the bolts, dyson corporation out of ohio. experts believe the bolts failed because they weren't properly coated and allowed hydrogen to get inside making the bolts brittle. >>> it's going to be a perfect day to explore pier 15 in san francisco today. >> we are expecting gorgeous weather and while you're out there you might want to check the brand-new exploratorium. doors open to the public for the first time today. let's go live to kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington with more on the grand opening. >> reporter: good morning. the grand opening for the public happens at 10 a.m. but the celebration starts at 9 a.m. the party got started yesterday. take a look at this. [ singing ] >> reporter: that's grateful dead drummer mickey hart also a member of the exploreatorium board of directors
? >> there is a crowd of uncertainty over planned labor day celebrations but on the other hand caltrans announced a second batch of bolts was tightened last week and are holding up well so far. the problem is that they they sflot found the cause or a solution to fixing that first batch of bolts. >> we don't see that. there are unknowns out there. >> officials are hopeful despite faulty bolts they'll hit a target date for opening the new eastern span of the bay bridge. >> i have confidence we're going to get a solution. if it means moving the date back that is what it mean ootz possible delay has to do with giant bolts or rods that cracked when tightened. the bolts range from length from nine to 24 feet meant to man manage the bridge. bolt are embedded in concrete with no real access point. engineers are trying to figure out how to reenforce them. >> you never remediate a problem until you know the cause of the problem. >> thomas devine is a steel exexpert a expert in the science and engineering department at uc berkeley. >> first thing that needs to be done before solutions are proposed is determ
, one year before the giant bolts were supplied, caltrans flagged the company for various deficiencies in manufacturing and paperwork. although -- although dyson reported lie failed some tests, caltrans gave it a so-called contingency plan. more than 30 bolts have snapped and need to be replaced or repaired. >>this morning hundreds of volunteers will be cleaning up the bay area. today is the 16th annual earth day restoration and cleanup project. each year volunteers clean state parks all across california. this morning bay area volunteers 4r-b at state parks making improvements to campsites, clearing vegetation and cleaning up trash. >>> and let's see what kind of day they should expect. rosemary, i heard the wind may be making an appearance this weekend. >> you are right. the winds will be coming back. each passing day temperatures fall just slightly, and the winds will be picking up. i see the windiest day perhaps being monday. today an eastern sea breeze. that n shore breeze will bring gusty conditions to the coast. along if coastline it's going to be brisk. if you are inland and en
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have to be brought to the caltran for them to bring out something to sweep it up. this may be another 45 minutes on 580 westbound. >> as we switched to the traffic map it is a solid backup through livermore all the way to the alta mount pass way. it almost reaches the 2 05 interchange. the drive time is an hour and 45 minutes for interstate 580 westbound direction. there is no relief in sight. >> it is a cool start and we woke up to some upper 30 is along the coast. we will make up for an afternoon. we will see plenty of 70's and clear conditions for tonight. the cool temperatures and we're still talking of half moon bay. it is 45 in fairfield and upper 40's for the east shore line. we do have a lot to talk about as we head into the weekend. there is a possibility of '90s. >> early this morning a suspicious package was spotted by the fountain that disrupted the 1906 earthquake commemoration. kron4 will tran is live in front of the fountain in san francisco. >> the festivities should have been here instead but this place was shut down because of what they found about 315 this morning.
:38 now. caltrans did not conduct tests that could have revealed problems with the bolts that failed on the new eastern span last month. "san francisco chronicle" reports the tests were originally ordered in 2008. caltrans has also had quality concerns with the makers of the bolts, dyson corporation out of ohio. experts believe the bolts failed because they weren't properly coated. that allowed hydrogen to get in making those bolts brittle. >>> steeves investigators are looking into two acts of sabotage on utility equipment in southern santa clara county. underground fiberoptic cables belonging to and the were cut near month tray highway yesterday morning disrupting some 911 and other services. at&t is offering a $250,000 reward in hopes of finding the person responsible. >>> we'll get a look at the new budget plan for oakland. mayor and city administrator plan is to discuss the budget. they will take it to the city council april 30th. it's for the fiscal year 2013- 2015. >>> it's a big day after pier 15 in san francisco. >> i know. i'm so excited. the much-anticipated brand-new exp
for boyer in oakland yesterday. >>> caltrans did not conduct tests that could have revealed problems with the bolts that failed on the new eastern span last month. the "san francisco chronicle" reports the tests were originally ordered in 2008 but were never done. caltrans also had quality concerns with the maker of the bolts dyson corporation out of ohio. experts believe the bolts failed because they weren't coated properly. that allowed hydrogen to get in, making the bolts brittle. >>> well, at the very least, it's bigger than ever. but it's more than that. the world-renowned san francisco exploratorium is open. today's grand opening or pier 15 started as an idea on pier 15. $300million in renovations later it is three times the size of the old building which is enough room for 150 new exhibits for visitors of all ages to touch, play and invent. >> a good field trip. >> i have a great idea. i just need $300 million. >> all right. >>> if you got in the sun and avoided the wind, you were fine. but it was chilly in the shade. we'll see the wind go away and the 80s come back for some o
and caltrans is currently testing the rest of them. if the bolts can't be repaired, caltrans will have to find a new way to secure these joints to pier e-2. in the newsroom, charles clifford, kron 4 news. >> pam: more, with today's team coverage. today -- kron4's dan kerman got an up close, hands on look, at one of the bay >>reporter: and record and is the spokesperson for the new span of the bay bridge what is this? >> this is one of the 32 are rods that has broken on the bay bridge. the bulls however, are much larger, with 9 ft.-17 ft. the bolts are much larger. >>reporter: is this what has snapped? >> no. this is what is shown to show where the breakage is. >> the brake is at the opposite end, this is the top end of the bolt. the other is at the bottom of the broad. from my understanding, it is that the rod is one thread of the not >>reporter: right about here? >> correct. >>reporter: hydrogen causes steel to become brittle is the cause? >> correct. >> are we able to see the erosion? >> you are not able to. but we are having in excess of hydrogen and how did that impact this deal of these r
>> caltrans says the bolts are related to the function, they could open the bridge as scheduled on labor day while work to repair bad bolts is underway. and a search has to determine the new bridge would be safer for drivers than the old bridge. >> now this bolt delay is scheduled to open in 145 days labor day weekend. stay with us for the very latest updates on this construction effort. another bridge to talk b motorists using the san mateo bridge should expect delays as work begins to install a new toll collection system starting on friday, at 7:00 p.m. far west lane will be closed for updates in the two carpool lanes on the left-hand side that. should wrap up by 5:00 a.m. on monday. then, following weekend affecting fast track only lanes. >> we continue to follow breaking news out of suburb an atlanta on that firefighter hostage situation. a police s.w.a.t. team shot and killed a gunman holding four firefighters against their will. one officer was shot in the hand. and has been taken to the hospital. police say they had in choice but to go in. >> the lives of the firefighters
easily accessible by caltran and muni, and i hope to see that infrastructure build for the forty-niners if the state. the same thing for the america's cup. we have to make sure as we build infrastructure for major sporting events we are keeping in mind the needs of san francisco and what they would like to see come out of these events. it is great if it creates jobs and helps to raise our tax base. >> slightly unrelated, but i am curious how you feel your work -- how your work with the school board has prepared to for being a supervisor? supervisor kim: i will say this about the board of education. when i ran for the board of education, i really wanted to represent and make sure i had to be -- had to have a voice in the system. what really surprised me about being on the school board was how much i enjoyed it. i really loved it. i love meeting with families, meeting with teachers, visiting schools, and getting a deeper understanding of how our system works better and doing it with our communities. on that level, it prepared me for a much wider scale,, what it means to work for co
with a caltrans paving preject but it's clear of what the priorities of the community are based on this hearing and the state bond as was mentioned and the office of traffic safety so that is funding the walk first effort so this is the spectrum of the funding sources available for pedestrian related projects in san francisco. what you are looking at with average of $3 million a year as annual. >> >> 32 million a year as annual average and historic trends from these various funding sources and literally divided it by 10. it works better for some of the sources than others. i know the street bond is anticipated to be implemented sooner but the prop k and double a funds are based on historic programming averages if you will as many of the other sources so this at gives you a spectrum of the amount of funding that is potentially available to san francisco. it can fund a range of improvements but this is what we identified for pedestrian related type projects. focusing on the prop k program there are 21 categories in prop k that are the non specific projects so they can fund a host of locations
for shoddy work. they snapped when workers went to tighten them. caltrans gave dyson corporation a failing grade. the company had big problems in a heat treatment area a process led to the bolts snapping because they were too brittle. they are finding a solution to the bolt problem. now it's uncertain whether the eastern span will open by labor day as originally scheduled. >>> we do have changes in the weather this weekend. sandhya patel joins us with live doppler 7-hd. >> let me show you. we have a few patches of low clouds forming right near the coastline and wispy clouds moving overhead. visibility is still good as we look towards the bay bridge. we don't have any fog other than half moon bay where there is a patch right now. san francisco, 50 degrees. 53, san jose. 48, half moon bay. i'll be back to let you know how the weekend weather will be different than from today in just a few minutes. >> dan: in marin county tonight, sheriff investigators are piecing clues after dozens of shots were fired. two children and mother were nearly victims of the violence. sergio quintana is in the new
. they snapped when workers went to tighten them. caltrans gave dyson corporation a failing grade. the company had big problems in a heat treatment area a process led to the bolts snapping because they were too brittle. they are finding a solution to e bolt problem. now it's uncertain whether the eastern span will open by labor day as originally scheduled. >>> we do have changes in the weather this weekend. sandhya patel joins us with live doppler 7-hd. >> let me show you. we have a few patches of low clouds forming right near the coastline and wispy clouds moving overhead. visibility is still good as we look towards the bay bridge. we don't have any fog other than half moon bay where there is a patch right now. san francisco, 50 degrees. 53, san jose. 48, half moon bay. i'll be back to let you know how the weekend weather will be different than from today in just a few minutes. >> dan: in marin county tonight, sheriff investigators are piecing clues after dozens of shots were fired. two children and mother were nearly victims of the violence. sergio quintana is in the newsroom with details. >
bridge are still unfoldin has learned more about why those 32 anchor rods may fast caltrans is saying that they suspect that an excessive amount of hydrogen may have seeped into a batch of anchor rods, making the steel brittle and eventually causing the rods to break. but the question is how did on friday caltrans released very detailed information galvanization, testing and installation of all 288 apparent explanation of how an excess amount of hydrogen may have gotten into the there are a couple possibilities... during fabrication of the bolts the metal is heat treated or baked to make the rod's stronger. this process vulnerable to hydrogen. galvanized, or coated with, too fast zinc, to keep water away from the metal. poor quality galvanization may have left the steel exposed. and finally, the bolts that were broken were installed years ago, but only recently tightened down. during that time, rainwater may have seeped into the metal, making the rods brittle. on friday, caltrans was wouldn't say if any of these scenarios or some other broken rods. >> there is an ex excess-of hydrogen
fitted the transportation infrastructure that belongs to caltrans, the bart system and local transportation agency that is have that kind of infrastructure video also undertaken precautions, but we could have 100 damaged road segments in a earthquake, according to a study. >> so we are better off in bart? >> yes, because bart has been inspected for safety. and if you are on a city or county road d you are on a bridge that is not inspected it or has a failure. you may be sitting in your car for several hours or even a day. >> let's talk about the two bridge that is come to mind mostly. first of all the new bay bridge that. is supposed to be state-of-the- art. how will that fare in an earthquake? >> well, nobody can make a prediction because of the magnitude of the earthquake, but in an expected normal earthquake, it should perform well. that is how it was built. >> and the golden gate bridge? >> it was designed to be earthquake-resistant. it has its anchorage in bedrock, so, the chance it would remain usable is quite high. >> okay, well, the 1906 earthquake with the f
grants. one of them was doing a beautiful mural of a stake on a caltrans -- it's the year of the snake, isn't it? of course we're going to win. (applause) >> the second is for a pocket park on boers at san bruno. it will be the first to be a pilot pocket park -- could say that several time, a pilot pocket park. [laughter] >> one of at least five improving every little corner of all the dead end streets on san bruno avenue. * boce. we could go on and on, everything from the garden tour to the brand-new library to the new trees that get planted to the folks in mclaren park getting fixed up. we have the most amazing people, volunteers and neighbors. i am so incredibly proud to live in the portola and watch and be part of all the wonderful things we do. so, everybody here, give yourself a big hand. (applause) >> so, in addition to what mindy said, we should start getting a four-barrel that should get construction in february. (applause) >> without further ado, we would love to have everyone come he up here because i think half the people are from the portola. * but we are going to have b
looks good. >> an update on public transit. no problems here if you are riding bart, caltrans and the peninsula. h train of the central valley looks good and the muni metro was reported delay free so far. >> thank you george. >> following a couple of developing stories. first britain's iron lady is being laid to rest with the level of pop and protest reflecting her status as a commanding political figure. world leaders and dignitaries from 170 countries are attending the funeral of former british prime minister margaret thatcher today. it is expect to be a collaborative there with full military honors and a service at st. paul's cathedral and london. the queen and her husband prince philip will be among the mourners, who include 11 prime ministers for a round the world, a former u.s. secretary of state henry kissinger and former u.s. vice president dick cheney. thatcher died last weeks after suffering a stroke. >> a scare on capitol hill. someone sent a letter to a mississippi republican senator roger wicker that contained a deadly poison. the senator and his staff are ok. the
and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> if youly released documents show caltran ordered tests 4 1/2 years ago that could have revealed problems with faulty bolts in the bay bridge. the tests were never performed. 32 anchor bolts on the new span snapped off. in 2007 they ordered tests that would dedetect them but the contractor, american bridge and joint venture, never did this. officials are uncertain if the new eastern span will open by labor day as originally scheduled. >> we have changing weather. it was cold. it is warming up. >> we have a warming trend. >> absolutely. warming trend takes temperatures well above average but if you don't like the warm weather we have the coolest at the coast. we will start with what is going on right now. can you see how dry it is on live doppler 7 hd. we will talk about the breezes still gusting. notice it is away from the coast where we seeing faster wind up to 25 miles per hour in the east bay valley, along the east bay shore and the south bay and 38 in fairfield and breezy along the coast and san francisco is at 15 and novato is at 18 and o
, caltrans failed to conduct #2e69s on the bolts -- tests on the bolts that may have prevented the problem. the tests were ordered in 2008 but were never done. they also had quality concerns with the manufacturer going back to 2007. >>> is the wind going to calm down? >> thankfully, it has. >> okay, good . >> but i'm looking at the pressure gradients. as they go down, the winds go down, they're down. finally. got some e-mail e-mails from folks saying it's got to stop! thankfully, tomorrow will be calmer, and also warmer. tonight mainly clear looking over the south bay, san jose. south of you in san jose, morgan hill, thursday tomorrow sunshine! 78 degrees. friday, even a couple degrees higher, 80 degrees. the wind is relaxing and temperatures are going up. there's a reason for it. low pressure is moving out. part of the cat alyst for the severe weather that we are expecting in texas tonight, and also the wintry weather in eastern colorado. the winds relax, we keep the sunshine, and with a light onshore flow. we will have highs in the upper 70s from the water. as we head through the weeken
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